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About karanicole26

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  • Birthday December 29

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  1. karanicole26

    Lump next to port?!

    So my port is to the left of my belly button and about two weeks ago I found a lump right above my belly button, almost like it's connected to the port (it's obviously not the port, because it's too large). My surgeon had me get a CT and that was 2 weeks ago. He said he'd call immediately if it was something serious, otherwise he'd tell me the results when I go back on oct 16. In the meantime, I figured I'd ask if anyone else has had that issue? It's not painful and almost feels like a hernia. The surgeon actually thinks it's a hernia where the tubing goes through the abdominal muscle (he said he's seen it happen once in 13 years, just my luck!). Any ideas or anyone else have this problem? I'm just preparing myself for him to tell me it's a hernia. Not sure what else it would be. Definitely not infection or anything like that but I'm positive it has something to do with the Lapband.
  2. karanicole26

    Nauseated! Help!

    Definitely going to call the doc on Monday. Thanks for the advice everyone.
  3. karanicole26

    Nauseated! Help!

    No painkillers or liquids, and no chance I could be pregnant. I'm thinking it has something to do with what I'm eating.
  4. karanicole26

    Nauseated! Help!

    I had surgery march 14 and I've been doing great and eating as I've been told. Starting about a week ago, though, I'm nauseated all the time. I even wake up in the middle of the night nauseated. Anyone have any ideas why i might get nauseated so much or even think this is from Lapband?
  5. karanicole26

    how do you know when you're full?

    it isn't constipation. i get this pain/cramping all the time. i had my first fill on tuesday and am now at 4cc's and i'm worried my band has slipped bc i feel no restriction, only this pain/cramping
  6. I get left side cramps where my stomach is...is this normal?
  7. karanicole26

    For the singles here... Just do this..

    26, St. Louis, no kids.
  8. karanicole26

    Happy with first fill!

    Thank you for the details of the full. I get my first fill April 16 so I've been wondering what it's like. How much weight have you lost since then?
  9. Had a bm! Never been happier! Lol
  10. Decided to take the suppository. I'm in so much pain!
  11. Lol laurigee. Ill let you know as soon as I have some good news.
  12. Woo hoo! Finally got miralax and suppositories. Going to try the miralax first and hope that works. Thanks again for all your advice!
  13. Thank you all! Going to trek out into the snow bc im in so much pain and get some relief. I'm going to try miralax bc I heard it was powder and prune juice. Anyone know of a stool softener that isn't in poll form? I can't take pills yet, still ok liquids and sublinguals.
  14. Thank you all so much! I'm going to try whatever it takes to get this to go away.
  15. I wish someone had said something to me about stool softener. Gonna have to get that ASAP. Unfortunately I'm in stl ad snowed in with about a foot of snow outside so won't be getting them today. I'm not taking my pain meds anymore. Just looking for something to ease the pain of constipation.

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